17
Sep

Tampa Physician Gives Up License

A Tampa pain specialist recently voluntarily relinquished his license rather than fight the charge of inappropriate prescribing. This Tampa doctor faced a Florida Department of Health complaint filed last year that said he over-prescribed several types of painkillers to a patient. This same patient was sent to prison after being convicted of robbing pharmacies. When […]

9
Jul

Florida’s “Investigative Services Unit” for Health Care Practitioners

  The following information was obtained from Florida’s Department of  Health’s website: Investigative Services Unit What They Do The Investigative  Services Unit (ISU) investigates complaints against health care practitioners  and facilities/establishments regulated by the Department of Health.   Unlicensed activity complaints are investigated as well.  ISU functions as  the investigative arm of the division.  ISU includes a […]

15
Nov

Participation in the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) in Florida

The following information comes from Florida’s Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) website: Will the participation in Florida’s Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) protect my nursing license from discipline by the Florida Board of Nursing? If you are unable to practice nursing safely, due to use of drugs, alcohol, chemicals, a mental condition, or the possession or distribution of […]